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Liked a comment about video Gavin Stanton 5/21/2015 8:31 AM
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what kind of cruddy player was that? haha. You can tell this kid has a firm grip on riding already with some really great style. He seems aggressive also which is a major plus. I can't wait to see how he progresses.

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Liked a comment about photo Nicolai Ion 20 for Vital member Solidautomech 5/12/2015 5:25 PM
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I'm a sucker for the classic DH look -- just before the hydroformed thing caught on, when DH bikes were finally long, low, and slack, but still used straight round tubes. This bike does it for me.

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Liked a comment about video Catching Up with Commencal - Genesis of the Meta AM V4 5/8/2015 8:44 AM
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People hate on stuff from China and Taiwan, but those guys look like they got a pretty good handle on what they're doing.

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Liked a comment about video Can't Steal Our Happiness 5/7/2015 8:35 AM
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Liked a comment about video 2015 Pro GRT Port Angeles Rider hits tree and takes out Cop on race run 5/1/2015 4:53 PM
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Chasejj, it sounds to me like you don't have the mental or intellectual capacity to discuss current societal issues affecting our nation, not to mention the fact that it was a mountain biking video on a mountain bike website, but I'll defer to my first statement as to why you cannot comprehend their reasoning to post this video.

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Liked a comment about video 2015 Pro GRT Port Angeles Rider hits tree and takes out Cop on race run 5/1/2015 4:40 PM
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no taze? LOL

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Liked a comment to thingswelike's bike check 4/29/2015 5:16 PM
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Thanks!
They're a fairly new UK company btw. This is their first FS bike. Direct sales model, so pretty reasonably priced, hence why I can afford the carbon bits!

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Liked a comment about video How Fast Can You Really Descend on an XC Bike? 4/28/2015 6:40 PM
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As a single speed racer (retired!) and someone who loves the descents - races are won and lost on the climbs. You can gain or lose many seconds on a single climb, the difference in seconds between an average rider descending and an expert is just a few seconds. I thought I would kill the other XC racers on the descents to a good finish, but instead I got schooled.

So the descents are for recovery. With the exception of making the race fun (when you are hating life) and a railing descent can pump some adrenelin for some relief.

Personally, I would huck everything I could, because if it wasn't fun, what is the point?

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Liked a comment about feature First Look: The Biggest Dinner Plate Yet - OneUp Introduces 45 Tooth Sprocket for Shimano Cassettes 4/28/2015 8:33 AM
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As long as we have front derailleurs, we compromise the strength and stiffness of the main pivot and chainstay yoke. The drive-side main pivot bearing has to be moved way inward to accommodate the front derailleur. Ironically, that is also the bearing that receives the highest loads. If FDs are abandon in favor of one-by systems, frame manufacturers can move that drive-side bearing back outward where it needs to be and we will see a benefit in stiffness, strength, and longevity of bike frames as a result. I want that.

And just because you hate "lard-ass cassettes," doesn't mean you have to run one. Pedal around a 1x9 and show everyone what a beast you are. Mothers will shield their children's eyes, girls with throw their clothes at you, and men's giant cassettes with rust from their salty tears as you pass. If that works for you, rock it, but dammit I want more reliable frames without a weight compromise and one-by will help give us that.

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